Family in Tennessee reacts to Amanda found
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Amanda Berry's family in Tennessee heard her voice on Tuesday for the first time since she disappeared from Cleveland's west side in 2003.
On Monday, Berry was found with two other missing women, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, inside a house on Seymour Avenue.
"I didn't know what to say. Best thing that ever happened to me. Best feeling I've ever had," Amanda's dad Johnny Berry said.
Berry grew up in northeast Ohio, but years ago her father moved to Tennessee. That's where her grandparents and some of her cousins live.
"Told me to take care of our papa and said we loved each other I don't know how many times, and that we would talk more later," said Amanda Berry's cousin Crystal Milton.
She said the news that Berry was alive hit her like a wall last night.
"Just screaming and crying; just all kids of emotions at once," Milton said.
Those emotions were never more visible than when Berry's grandmother Fern Gentry spoke to the once-missing teen.
"I'm glad to have you back," Gentry said to Berry.
"I'm glad to be back," Berry said.
"I thought you were gone."
"Nope, I'm here."
Berry told her grandmother that the girl in the hospital photo is her daughter, 6-year-old Jocelyn. Police said they believe one of the suspects is the girl's father.
ABC News reported that Berry had been homeschooling her daughter and police said she was proud to show them one of her daughter's drawings.